Crochet with Me… 2017 CAL Grand Prize Winner!

Crochet with Me… 2017 CAL Grand Prize Winner!

This year was so much fun!!  Our afghans turned out so beautiful and I am blessed you all joined me!!

My 2017 afghan is happily resting in my new living room and I love the way it brightens up!


Here are the photos submitted for the Red Heart Grand Prize Package!!

Ashley M #1

Sue P #2

 

Elaine R #3

Kat B #4

Elaine B #5

Susan F #6

Carolyn B #7

Adeline C #8

Terry Brown #9

Sandra S #10

Lindsay S #11

Judy S #12

Patti A #13

Sheri Downey #14

Judy S #15

Pam W #16

These are all beautiful!!!


Now if you are ready for the Grand Prize Drawing – A $50 prize package of Red Heart Yarn…

Using a number randomizer to pick between numbers 1-16… The WINNER is….

Number 6… Susan F!!!!  Congrats Susan… I will be passing off your info so Red Heart Yarns can send you the $50 Grand Prize..

A big thank you to Red Heart Yarns for sponsoring this giveaway!

If you would still like to have your project shown off on this page… Just email me the picture and permission to post it to – [email protected]!! I will be adding them as they come in to this  post!!

Stay tuned for my next CAL!!  You can join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group to get the latest information!!


 

Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap… Free Crochet Pattern!!

Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap

Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap... Free Crochet Pattern!!

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Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap is the 17th Free Amazing Grace Pattern in the series….  Easy to make, this traditional wrap skirt is perfect to toss on over your swim suit!!  Made to fit an average size large in women’s… The free pattern includes instructions to make variations to fit many sizes.  As with all the Amazing Grace Patterns,,, They are dedicated to my dearest friend Sandra K Gilb who lost the battle to breast cancer in 2007… I always ask if you love these patterns to make them and pay it forward too by donating or gifting them to someone who is suffering or recovering from any illness or life tragedy…


Materials:

Yarn ~ 600 yards size 3 thread.  I used Aunt Lydia’s Fashion 3 in Warm Teal… This is a Red Heart Yarn and works up lovely!blogger_badge_final-01

Hook ~ Size K Hook

Sizing:

Directions or for an average size large in women’s.  33-35″ waist and 42-44″ hips.  Instructions at the bottom of the page will give you information to adjust to your own sizing if needed.

Stitches:

St ~ Stitch     Sp ~ Space     Ch ~ Chain     Sl St ~ Slip Stitch     Sk ~ Skip     Sc ~ Single Crochet     Dc ~ Double Crochet     Sc2tog ~ Single Crochet 2 together(insert hook and pull up loop in st, insert hook and pull up loop in next st, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook)

Gauge:

Gauge pattern ~

  1. Ch 15, turn, sc in each st across = 14 sc
  2. Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, sk st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st*, repeat * * 2 more times, sk st, sc in last st. = 4 ch 2 sp, 2 sc
  3. Ch 3(counts as dc), turn, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp and each across, dc in last st. = 4 3dc shells, 2 dc
  4. Repeat 2 & 3  three more times.

This should measure 4″ wide by 3″ long, if not close please try other size crochet hooks to obtain gauge.

Tips:

Make sure to check gauge or your wrap my not fit

By blocking the project, your garment will increase in size a bit and lay much nicer

If you choose to use different yarn, your wrap may not turn out exactly as designed.


Instructions:

Ch 154

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in second ch from hook and each across = 153 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, sk st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, *sk 2 sts, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st*, repeat * * across to last 2 sts, sk st, sc in last st. = 50 (sc,ch2,sc)

Row 3: Ch 3(counts as dc), turn, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp and each across, dc in last st. = 50 3dc shells and 2 dc

Row 4-29: Repeat rows 2 & 3

Beginning to decrease for waist~

Row 30: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st 2 sts, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, sc in next 2 sts, sk st, *(sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat * * 45 more times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts, sk st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, sc in last 2 sts. = 48 ch2 sps.

Row 31: Turn, sl st in 1st 2 sts, ch 3, 3 dc in each ch 2 sp across, dc in 2nd to last st, leave last st unworked. = 48 ch3 shells and 2 dc

Row 32: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st 2 sts, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, sc in next 2 sts, sk st, *(sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat * * 43 more times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts, sk st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, sc in last 2 sts. = 46 ch2 sps.

Row 33: Turn, sl st in 1st 2 sts, ch 3, 3 dc in each ch 2 sp across, dc in 2nd to last st, leave last st unworked. = 46 ch3 shells and 2 dc

Row 34: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st 2 sts, sk 1 st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, sc in next 2 sts, sk st, *(sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat * * 41 more times, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts, sk st, (sc,ch2,sc) in next st, sk st, sc in last 2 sts. = 44 ch2 sps.

Row 35: Turn, sl st in 1st 2 sts, ch 3, 3 dc in each ch 2 sp across, dc in 2nd to last st, leave last st unworked. = 44 ch3 shells and 2 dc

Row 36 & 37: Ch 1, turn, sc in each dc across. = 134 sc

Row 38: Ch 1, turn, *sc2tog, sc in next 10 sts*, repeat across, sc2tog in last 2 sts. = 122 sc

Row 39: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 100 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts(this is the opening for the tie), sc in next 20 sts. = 120 sc, 1 ch2

Row 40 – 41: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and/or ch across. = 12 sc

Row 42: Ch 1, turn, * (sc, sl st) in next st, sk st*, repeat * * across, sc in last st. = 123 sts

Finish off

Ties ~

As same end as you finished off, you will be working down the side rows from the waist.

First tie ~

Join yarn in the same st as you finished off.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc 4 sts evenly down the first 1″-1 1/2″ of the side row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc across. = 4 sc

Repeat row 2 until the tie measures 40″ from the beginning of row 1. Finish off

Second tie ~

Join yarn on opposite side of waist in the same manner.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 for 12″. Finish off

Weave in ends.

Finishing ~ 

It is important to block this project.  You can use either the wet or steam method.

Finished size ~

Waist 43″ approx       Hips 48″ approx        Length 17″ approx

How to change the sizing

To change the sizing of this project you can decrease or increase the beginning chain by increments of 3, it is approximately 1″ per 3dc shell which is an increment of 3. Your end stitch count will change so note the amount you increase or decrease and add or subtract that to the end of each row for the totals.  The ties can remain the same… but you can also make them longer or shorter as desired.

Congratulations… You now have and Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap!!!

Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap... Free Pattern


To wear ~

Bring skirt around your back, have even amounts of the waist(not including the ties) on each side. With the longer tail, wrap it around your front and insert the end of the tie from the inside of the skirt through to the outside. Pull tail through. Wrap the long tail around the waistband around your back and tie it to the short ended tail.  Adjust the skirt  to the desired position.

And of course my faithful helper always love to get in the picture…..

Charllie and Amazing Grace Bathing Suit Wrap


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